Free Tax Prep

All Peoples Community & FamilySource Center was an official VITA TAX Center for the second year. On our First day of offering Free Tax Preparation, we helped refund over $20,000 to Community Members. We started filing returns on February 1, 2018 and by the end of May 2018, we had submitted a total of 432 Accepted Federal returns and 434 State Accepted returns with a total of $489,000.00 in refunds. All Peoples will be offering Free Tax Prep again this Tax Season.*

Please contact Jesse De La Cruz at (213) 747-6357 ext 119 for more information.

Make sure to ask about EITC – You may qualify for up to $6,400 cash back! It’s estimated that 20% of L.A. County residents are not claiming the Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credits (#EITC) who qualify. That’s $566 million dollars not coming back to families and our Communities. Claim What’s Yours! Free Tax Prep LA can Help!

FREE Tax Preparation:

  • It’s FREE – Free tax preparation services for families who meet eligibility requirements.
  • It’s QUICK – If you are due a refund, you can get it in as few as 5-8 days!
  • It’s SECURE – We use the same software a paid Tax Preparer would use.

Documents You Will Need:

  • Valid Identification Card
  • Social Security or ITIN Cards for everyone included in the tax return
  • W2, 1099, or any other income forms
  • The previous years tax return (2017)
  • FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT: Please bring your bank account information with a routing number or a voided check

Benefits of Filing:

  • QUALIFY for the Earned Income Tax Credit & Child Tax Credit
  • FASTER REFUND with electronic filing
  • SAVE MONEY by eliminating check cashing fees and getting your refund direct deposit into your bank

Appointments only.

Please Call Jesse De La Cruz at 213.747.6357 ext 119 to schedule an appointment.

 

About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

Financial Empowerment

On February 20, 2018, we celebrated with our first 14 Graduates on completing their Financial Literacy Courses. Topics included Budgeting, Credit Building, Savings and Investments, and Identify Theft. All Peoples in partnership with Broadway Federal Bank provided bank accounts for all participants and matched all money saved during the 6-week financial course.

The Financial Empowerment program was packaged into a five-week mini-course consisting of 90 minute modules. Each week, financial instructors taught topics from the FDIC Money Smart curriculum, which is designed to help enhance financial wellness and properly educate Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) families. Topics included the following: basic budgeting; understanding credit reports; the do’s and don’ts of credit card usage; consumer’s right and protection; saving and investment products; among other subjects.

Parent(s) who attended a minimum of 4+ workshops were eligible to partake in the Individual Development Account (IDA) program which reward participants by matching their accounts. Once parent(s) graduated from the Financial Empowerment Workshops, they were given the opportunity to continue receiving financial guidance through our Financial Coaching program, which provided them with financial knowledge, tools, and resources to advance their overall financial well-being.

Throughout 2018, we had over 100 FamilySource Program participants enroll in our workshops. We also held our 1st First-time homebuyer workshop on December 6, 2018. Workshop topics included (1) Are you mortgage ready? , (2) Benefits of homeownership, (3) Types of mortgage loans, (4) The monthly mortgage payment, and (5) credit.

In collaboration with All Peoples FamilySource and YouthSource Centers, a workshop was created to deliver financial literacy workshops catering to South Los Angeles Youth. The workshop was designed to enhance financial wellness by preparing students on proper financial management. In the month of March, students were given a two-day financial literacy workshop targeting the following financial topics: basic budgeting, understanding credit reports, the do’s and don’ts of credit card usage, credit monitoring apps, identity theft protection, consumer’s rights and protection, investing in stocks, among other financial subjects.

Additionally, students were encouraged to engage in financial literacy exercises on budgeting, savings, and credit cards. The workshop concluded with fifteen enrolled Youth who graduated and received a certificate of completion from the program. Eligible Youth were given the opportunity to sign-up for the SaverLife program (an online program that rewards individuals for consistently saving at least $20 each month. The program lasts for 6 months and you can earn a maximum of $60.) Thus, prompting saving habits among the Youth.

 

About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

WorkSource Center presents Opportunity Thursdays Hiring Events

Flyer: Opportunity Thursdays Hiring Events for Job Seekers Jan and Feb 2019

Recruitment Readiness Workshops every MONDAY 2PM – 3PM

January 7th * January 21st * February 4th * February 18th

 

PREPARE FOR THE JOB:

Hear Directly From Employers * Resume Writing & Printing * Interview Preparation

Interview Clothing * Complete Online Applications

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Opportunity Thursdays Workshops every THURSDAY 12PM – 3PM

January 10th * January 24th * February 7th * February 21st

 

MEET EMPLOYERS WITH OPPORTUNITIES IN:

Security * Transportation * Construction * Warehouse

General Labor * Clerical * Administrative

Culinary * Aerospace * Government * and More!

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Location:

400 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center

Tom Bradley Center for Student Life

 

Dress for an interview, bring resumes, your ID, occupational licenses, certifications and social security card/proof of right to work.

If you’re 18+, please contact our WorkSource Career Coach Mario Calderon at (213) 763-5961 for more information.

 

About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

Spreading Holiday Cheer!

Thank you to all community members, volunteers, staff, board members and sponsors who joined us for our Annual Christmas Toy give-a-way on December 14, 2018! A special thank you to Toyota Financial Services and Capital One for their sponsorship for our Christmas 2018 event. With the help of our sponsors, All Peoples was able to provide personalized gifts to more than 115 families totaling 318 children this Christmas.

 

All Peoples partnered with Animo Jefferson Charter Middle School to adopt 20 families for this Christmas and Holiday Season. Each family was adopted by one homeroom/advisory class who provided gifts for each family while teaching students about the value of giving back.

We would also like to Thank Farahi Law Firm for their donation of 40 additional toys for youth and families that were unable to participate in our Annual Christmas Toy give-a-way or the Adopt a Family Program.

 

All Peoples was also able to host our first DCFS Christmas Party for 39 foster youth and 21 foster parents and parents. Thank you to CII – Children’s InstituteECHO – Northrop Grumman Employees Charity Organization for helping to make this possible! All Peoples Staff and Volunteers were able to provide over 370 items to families which included clothes, hygiene products and children’s toys. * **

A special thank you to Jose Figueroa, of Broadway Federal and his elves.  

 

About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

All Peoples announces S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant

All Peoples Community Center has been selected as an S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant Recipient!

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 9, 2019):  All Peoples Community Center is honored to be announced as an S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant Recipient.

We are proud to announce and gratefully acknowledge the very generous support of the S. Mark Taper Foundation to strengthen and expand our Family Resource Center programs in the coming year.  In just our 2nd year as one of 16 designated Family Resource Centers for the City of Los Angeles, All Peoples has been ranked as one of the top performers in improving educational and financial attainment.  We welcome the S. Mark Taper Foundation on our journey forward in providing these critical services to the people who need them most.” – Seth Walworth, Board Chair of All Peoples Community Center

The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities.

About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

All Peoples Community Center offers Free Tax Prep!

We’re out in the Community! Jesse De La Cruz spoke to community members at John Adams Middle School on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 about our free tax services offered at All Peoples.

Please contact Jesse at (213) 747-6357 ext 119 for more information. Make sure to ask about EITC – You may qualify for up to $6,400 cash back!

It’s estimated that 20% of L.A. County residents are not claiming the Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credits (#EITC) who qualify. That’s $566 million dollars not coming back to families and our Communities. Claim What’s Yours! Free Tax Prep LA can Help!

FREE Tax Preparation:

  • It’s FREE – Free tax preparation services for families who meet eligibility requirements.
  • It’s QUICK – If you are due a refund, you can get it in as few as 5-8 days!
  • It’s SECURE – We use the same software a paid Tax Preparer would use.

Documents You Will Need:

  • Valid Identification Card
  • Social Security or ITIN Cards for everyone included in the tax return
  • W2, 1099, or any other income forms
  • The previous years tax return (2017)
  • FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT: Please bring your bank account information with a routing number or a voided check

Benefits of Filing:

  • QUALIFY for the Earned Income Tax Credit & Child Tax Credit
  • FASTER REFUND with electronic filing
  • SAVE MONEY by eliminating check cashing fees and getting your refund direct deposit into your bank

Appointments only.

Please Call Jesse at 213.747.6357 ext 119 to schedule an appointment.

All Peoples – Meet Our Team – Noel Lopez

Let’s get to know Noel Lopez, All Peoples Community Center’s Financial Coach:

(pictured from Left Career Coach Mario Calderon, Broadway Federal Bank Assistant VP Jose Figueroa, and Financial Coach Noel Lopez)

Favorite Food: New York Style Pizza

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Animal: Dolphin

Favorite Sports Team: Dodgers

Favorite Quote/Saying: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

 

How would you describe All Peoples Community Center? I would describe All Peoples as a “second home” of the community. Over time, All Peoples has built a sense of advocacy, community, integrity, and value in South Los Angeles. All Peoples distinguishes itself from other nonprofits because it is deeply rooted in the community and understands the socio-economic issues of its residents. Thus, providing key services and resources that aim towards improving the overall wellness of the community are deeply appreciated by the residents.

Favorite Part of Your Job: My favorite part of my job is interacting with the community and supporting their financial goals. In South LA, it is difficult for residents to achieve financial stability when dealing with adverse economic forces (i.e. mismanaged credit, delinquent bills, high unemployment and underemployment rate, limited access to capital and asset building resources, among other concerns). Thus, the opportunity to provide financial education workshops and one-on-one financial coaching sessions to improve their financial outlook is very gratifying.

My Best All Peoples Story: It’s difficult to highlight because I am grateful to be part of a few success stories in collaboration with my colleagues. But, if I had to select one, I would underline the YouthSource Center Financial Literacy workshop. This workshop was a pilot program in collaboration with All Peoples’ FamilySource Center and YouthSource Center to educate the youth on proper financial management. The workshop was a complete success which included 15+ youth involved in the program. After their graduation, the youth sent me a letter of appreciation and demonstrated their knowledge gained from the program.

Hobbies: Reading, listening to podcast, volunteer work, going out with friends, learning the latest songs and dance moves (it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with these kids!).

Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent: Besides dancing, I love doing voice impersonations. Some of my favorites include Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, Yogi the Bear, and Stitch.

Me in 3 Words: Compassionate, Creative, and Friendly

We’re so happy that Noel Lopez is part of our All Peoples Family!

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ABOUT ALL PEOPLES
Founded in 1942, to sustain a community decimated by the internment of its largely Japanese-American residents, All Peoples has been a hub of vital resources for a neighborhood that has changed from Japanese-American, to African-American, to Latino today.  All Peoples has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 area code and home to 130,000 people, just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  The Center serves hundreds of people of all ages, six days a week, with an extensive menu of educational, financial literacy, health empowerment, and family support programs at its facility just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Give us a call today at (213) 747-6357, or Email to find out how you can get involved!  Real Solutions, Real Heart, Real Service to South LA since 1942.

 

 

Congrats FamilySource Center Graduates!

ESL beginners

Congratulations to our ESL beginners graduating class! We would also like to give a special Thank You to Los Angeles Trade Technical College Instructor Brittany Olayele for her work at All Peoples. FamilySource Programs will resume in 2019. ESL Classes are scheduled to begin January 2019. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Citizenship Classes

Congratulations to Bibiana Granados Gonzalez and Andrea Granados who have passed their citizenship tests! For information regarding our free classes with Instructor Ana Cubas, please contact Leticia Ortiz-Gonzales at (213) 747-6357 ext 121 or lortiz@allpeoplescc.org. Childcare Provided.

 

FSC Computer Classes

FamilySource Fall 2018 Basic and Intermediate Level Computer classes have ended. The Beginners class was held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and the Intermediate Class was held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There was a total of 15 students who completed the program. The main purpose of these classes is to give people in the community the necessary tools on how to use a computer and how to surf the internet. Students learn (1) the basic parts of a computer, (2) how to use the internet, (3) how to pay bills on line, (4) how to create an email account, (5) how to use Office programs; MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and (6) how to create a basic webpage. We have completed all our computer sessions for the year, and will be offering more FSC computer classes next year in January 2019. Congratulations to all of our graduates!

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ABOUT ALL PEOPLES
Founded in 1942, to sustain a community decimated by the internment of its largely Japanese-American residents, All Peoples has been a hub of vital resources for a neighborhood that has changed from Japanese-American, to African-American, to Latino today.  All Peoples has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 area code and home to 130,000 people, just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  The Center serves hundreds of people of all ages, six days a week, with an extensive menu of educational, financial literacy, health empowerment, and family support programs at its facility just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Give us a call today at (213) 747-6357, or Email to find out how you can get involved!  Real Solutions, Real Heart, Real Service to South LA since 1942.

 

 

46th Annual RSVP Luncheon

Our 46th Annual Retired Senior Volunteer Program Luncheon was held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at All Peoples Community Center. We would like to thank our RSVP Members for your continued dedication to our South LA Community! Also, Thank You to the Advisory Council, FamilySource Adult and Youth Volunteers, and Councilman Curren Price for the donation of tables and chairs.

RSVP’s purpose is to recruit persons 55+ to become involved in meaningful volunteer opportunities in order to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others in our Community.

What ways can you  help?

  • Food Distribution
  • Healthy Activities for Seniors
  • Outreach and Education to Seniors
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Helping Veterans
  • Serve on Advisory Board & Nonprofit
  • Public Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness

Are you ready to get involved?  Please contact Jennifer Santos at (213) 747-6357 ext. 123 or jsantos@allpeoplescc.org  for more information!

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ABOUT ALL PEOPLES
Founded in 1942, to sustain a community decimated by the internment of its largely Japanese-American residents, All Peoples has been a hub of vital resources for a neighborhood that has changed from Japanese-American, to African-American, to Latino today.  All Peoples has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 area code and home to 130,000 people, just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  The Center serves hundreds of people of all ages, six days a week, with an extensive menu of educational, financial literacy, health empowerment, and family support programs at its facility just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Give us a call today at (213) 747-6357, or Email to find out how you can get involved!  Real Solutions, Real Heart, Real Service to South LA since 1942.

 

 

FSC College Corner

All Peoples YouthSource and FamilySource Center held a 2-day College Corner Toyota Scholarship Workshop on November 5 and 7, 2018.  YouthSource Leaders and FamilySource College Advisors met with 22 Youth and guided them through the scholarship application process. Thank You to our Youth and Youth leaders for a great workshop!

 

 

Congratulations are in order for the Cash for College Youth scholarship recipients! Eleven students from South Los Angeles were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Job well done!

 

GivingTuesday was held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Because of YOU, we were able to reach our goal of $4,000 to help our All Peoples Youth go to College! Donations will be used to assist Youth with College Books, Tours, Transportation, Supplies, Workshops and Application Fees.

Our College Corner Advisors work closely with our Youth to make sure that everyone knows that “College is Possible” regardless of their socio-economic status. Thank you for believing in our All Peoples Youth and supporting their goals and aspirations. We look forward to keeping you updated on their success.

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ABOUT ALL PEOPLES
Founded in 1942, to sustain a community decimated by the internment of its largely Japanese-American residents, All Peoples has been a hub of vital resources for a neighborhood that has changed from Japanese-American, to African-American, to Latino today.  All Peoples has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 area code and home to 130,000 people, just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  The Center serves hundreds of people of all ages, six days a week, with an extensive menu of educational, financial literacy, health empowerment, and family support programs at its facility just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Give us a call today at (213) 747-6357, or Email to find out how you can get involved!  Real Solutions, Real Heart, Real Service to South LA since 1942.